a mite of the family Eriophyidae that feeds on plant juices, damaging buds, leaves, and twigs and causing galls and other deformities.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of gall mite
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby gall mite
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British Dictionary definitions for gall mite
any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Phytoptidae that cause galls or blisters on buds, leaves, or fruit
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